Stephen Rego, Ph.D.

Dr. Stephen Rego has extensive experience in both basic and translational cellular biology, particularly in the areas of cancer immunology, regenerative medicine, and autoimmunity. His Ph.D. work involved studying the breast tumor microenvironment, utilizing 3D in vitro and in vivo models. During his postdoctoral work, he led multiple projects, ranging from development of the first bioengineered functional human pyloric sphincter to studies of how the immune system activates against self-DNA antigens. Dr. Rego’s broad experience facilitates his ability to lead projects ranging from basic science to late-stage product development. In his free time, Dr. Rego loves spending time with family and friends, exploring nature, and teaching kids about science.

Education: B.S. in Biology from East Carolina University; Ph.D. in Biology from University of North Carolina at Charlotte